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ENKHGEREL Dash-Yachil
Choreographer and dancer

Enkhgerel Dash-Yachil is a renowned dancer and choreographer Mongolia. Enkhgerel studied dance at the Culture Institute of Mongolia and University of Culture and Art and as a young dancer was featured in Mongolian film ‘Step Father’ in 1994. Enkhgerel begand working as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer at the ‘Tumen Ekh’ National Song and Dance in 1994 and was the artistic director of the ensemble from 2007 to 2010. In 2008, she received an MBA in Social Administration from the Academy of Management of Implementing Agency of the government. She has awarded the Leading Cultural Worker Award by the Mongolian government in 2005 and won the ‘Goo Maral’ best dancer award of Mongolia in 2006. Enkhgerel has choreographed numerous traditional and modern dance pieces and has toured extensively including the Mask Dance International Festival in Japan (2004), Ulaanbaatar Cultural Day in Korea (2005), Seattle International Children’s Festival, Toronto International Children’s Festival and Alberta International Children Festival (2006). Enkhgerel received intensive modern dance training through the American Dance Festival Summer Training in Mongolia in 2005 and 2006 and was selected to attend the American Dance Summer School of American Dance Festival in Durham, NC in the US. Upon her return, she choreographed her first modern dance performance ‘IQ Double’ in 2007. In 2008, she was chosen to participate in the Arts Council of Mongolia’s Leadership Fellowship program. Enkhgerel is currently on tour in Italy with the National Morin Khuur Ensemble.

ODBAYAR Batsuuri
Choreographer and dancer

Odbayar Batsuuri is one of Mongolia’s emerging contemporary dancers and choreographers. He is also a member of the Tumen Ekh National Song and Dance Ensemble and graduated from the Music and Dance College of Mongolia in 2004.  He joined the ensemble in the same year and has since toured internationally with them to the Seattle International Children’s Festival, Toronto International Children’s Festival and Alberta International Children Festival (2006) as well as Ulaanbaatar Cultural Day in Korea (2005) and the ‘Mask Dance’ International Festival in Japan (2004). In addition to his work in folk dance, Odbayar developed an interest in contemporary dance and was intensively trained through the American Dance Festival Summer Training in Mongolia in (2005) and (2006). In 2007-2008 he received two contemporary dance training scholarships from the Chicago Moving Company (US) and the American Dance Festival. The scholarships awarded 10 months dance training at the Hubbard Street Dance Company, Columbia College in Chicago, Joe Hall Dance School and attendance at the Summer School of American Dance Festival 2008 in Durham, NC. During his residency in the US he was selected as a dancer for the ‘Tyego’ Dance Project in Chicago (2008) and created his first contemporary dance performance, ‘Sense and Feeling’ in 2009. He was also awarded an ‘Honor Certificate of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture’ in 2009. Odbayar is currently on tour in Korea.

BAYART Dash-Yachil
Dance choreographer and dancer

Bayart Dash-Yachil graduated from the Mongolian University of Culture and Arts as a choreographer and dancer in 2009. As a boy, he trained in karate in Mongolia and Tokyo, Japan and has a black belt. He began dancing with the ‘Tumen Ekh’ National Song and Dance Ensemble in 2003 and served as a soloist until 2010. He toured Korea for year in Namyangju City from 2005-2006 and performed in the first Mongolian and French modern dance co-production, ‘Time Flies Like Wind’. The production was choreographed by Kilina Cremona, Artistic Director of Les Ateliers Desmaé, and toured to Paris and Lyon in France and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in 2008-2009.

NOROVBANZAD Byambasuren
Dancer

Norovbanzad Byambasuren is also a dancer with the Tumen Ekh National Song and Dance Ensemble and has been a member since 2003. She trained in ballet and Mongolian folk dance for five years at the State Music and Dance College of Mongolia and graduated in 2004. Through Tumen Ekh he has toured internationally to Taipei, Thailand, Laos and Korea. She has performed at the ‘Hi Seoul’ Festival (2006), Jeju Art Festival (2007) and ‘Mask Dance’ International Festival in Japan (2007) as well as the Summer in Abu Dhabi-World Culture Festival (2010). For the past five years she has been actively involved in numerous local dance productions as a dancer including the ‘Art of Dance’ (2009) performance and ‘Sense and Feeling’ Contemporary Dance Performance (2009). In October of 2009, she received an ‘Honor Certificate of Ministry of Education, Science and Culture’. She is currently participating in the ‘Beyond’ Project run by the International Choreographic Arts Centre which includes a two-month residency in Beijing, China followed by another residency in Amsterdam in November + December 2010.

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